Perkins Has Bruin Ties

The Chandler (Ariz.) quarterback, Bryce Perkins, is considering UCLA for a couple of reasons...

Chandler (Ariz.) 2015 quarterback Bryce Perkins (6-3, 205), has four offers in, with his most recent Pac-12 offer coming from Arizona.

The Wildcats joined Arizona State, UCLA and Northwestern in offering Perkins.

"Arizona, Arizona State and Northwestern are all recruiting me as a quarterback and UCLA is recruiting me as an athlete," said Perkins.

Perkins said he's been pretty adamant about where he wants to play in college.

"I made it known that I want to play quarterback at the next level," said Perkins.

That said, Perkins hasn't ruled out UCLA, even if they look at him for several positions, rather than the one he wants to play.

A big reason for that is his older brother, Paul, is a running back for the Bruins, and the two have long talked about playing together at the next level.

"It would be nice to play with my brother," said Perkins. "He's definitely a big part of the reason I'm still considering UCLA. A lot of things can change. They could change their view of me. But I'm definitely still considering UCLA."

In the meantime, Perkins is thrilled with the chance to play quarterback in college, and the two in-state schools have been on him.

"There is a lot of pressure to stay in state," said Perkins. "There are kind of a lot of people around the state saying we should go to ASU or UofA, and honestly, I have no idea where I would go right now. It's all up for grabs. But I'm definitely considering both Arizona and Arizona State."

Washington, Oregon and Texas are also recruiting Perkins pretty hard, and all plan to come watch him throw in the spring.

"Oregon, Washington and Texas are the three main ones I'm hearing from that haven't offered," said Perkins. "I'm planning on camping at the Oregon camp, the Texas camp, the Washington camp, and then maybe the Michigan State and Cal camp."

The two quarterbacks who preceded Perkins at Chandler, Darrell Garrettson and Brett Hundley, both started last season and both led their teams to bowl games, Garrettson at Utah State and Hundley at UCLA.

"Our coaches do a great job of getting their quarterbacks prepared," said Perkins. "We prepare so much in the offseason that we're all ready wherever we go. When I go out to visit my brother, I talk to Brett. We just talk about getting better as quarterbacks."

Perkins said his brother also offers a lot of advice when it comes to recruiting.

"Paul just tells me he wants me to make my decision on where I think it will be best for me," said Perkins. "He always tells me to take into consideration what other people say, but that only I will know what place will best fit me. And to go where I want to go."

Perkins doesn't anticipate rushing into a decision.

"I want to go and take the trips, see what schools have to offer and see what they're talking about," said Perkins.

Academically, Perkins has a 3.6 and will take the SAT and the ACT in the spring.

Last fall, Perkins threw for 2,244 yards and 24 touchdowns to six interceptions. He ran for 808 yards and 18 touchdowns.


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